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Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All StarsStrathmore
Fri. Jan 31 Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.
Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22 Grammy Award®–winning artist Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.
Drum TAO 2020Strathmore
Fri. Feb 7 Internationally-acclaimed percussion artists.
My Fair LadyThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 17 – 19 From Lincoln Center Theater comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly)
Maz JobraniThe Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31 Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.
Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Thru Jun. 1 Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.
Washington Performing Arts: Kian SoltaniThe Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22 He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.
The Merry Wives of WindsorFolger Theatre
Jan. 17 – Mar. 1 Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women. Directed by Aaron Posner.
Easy Women Smoking Loose CigarettesSignature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29 Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.
Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival OrchestraStrathmore
Fri. Feb 21 Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.
The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping BeautyThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.
Gun & PowderSignature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23 Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.
Not Just Another Day OffFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 20
Washington Performing Arts: Melissa AldanaSixth & I
Sat. Feb 15
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's TaleFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27
NSO: Bronfman plays Beethoven / Holst's The PlanetsThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 18 – 19
Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute ConcertThe Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and ExtinctionNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteNational Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021
Riffs and Relations: Terrance HayesThe Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23
National Philharmonic: Jupiter Symphony/Orli ShahamStrathmore
Jan. 18 – 19
Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann FennellyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11
Washington Performing Arts: Kinan Azmeh CityBandSixth & I
Sat. Feb 8